Changing Institutional Goals and Beliefs of Autonomous Agents

  • Guido Boella
  • Leendert van der Torre
  • Serena Villata
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5357)


Agents are autonomous and thus their goals and beliefs cannot be changed by other agents or the environment, but from outside the agents we can change their institutional goals and beliefs, that is, the responsibilities and powers associated with their roles. In this paper, we introduce a model of institutional dynamics, where the dynamics of an institution is modeled by the creation or removal of responsibilities and powers. We illustrate the change of institutional goals and beliefs using a government scenario.


Prime Minister Multiagent System Autonomous Agent Institutional Power Dependence Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Boella
    • 1
  • Leendert van der Torre
    • 2
  • Serena Villata
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversity of TurinItaly
  2. 2.Computer Science and CommunicationUniversity of LuxembourgLuxembourg

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